The brothers played at Central Florida. Shaquill Griffin was selected by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and a year later Shaquem Griffin was taken in the fifth round. Shaquem became the first player in modern football history of play with one hand.
Shaquill Griffin recalled what it was like seeing his brother get drafted.
“It was real emotional,” he said. “I don’t think I cried on my draft day but when it was time for him to get drafted and when he got that phone call and I knew the area code, man it was just so many emotions going around that room. I couldn’t stop crying. I think I probably cried the most in that whole room. … It was just the best thing that could ever happen.”
Shaquem Griffin, who played in all 16 games for the Seahawks during his rookie season, has become an inspiration to many children who are missing limbs. He gave advice to those who may feel out of place.
“Just stay true to yourself,” he said. “Don’t worry about what other people think of you because everybody entitled to their own opinion. Be the best you. Be the best version of yourself. Keep pushing hard when things get even harder. … Your mindset has to be ‘I can do this thing no matter what it takes.’ Just get it done and live your best life.”
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